Street Soccer Scotland is proud to partner with Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust to complete the planting of an arboretum at Leith Links.
On February 22nd, Street Soccer players will assist in planting over 40 trees supplied by the Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh, representing various continents. The tree planting project aligns with Edinburgh’s commitment to becoming a net-zero carbon city by 2030 and the Edinburgh Million Tree City initiative.
The trees will help combat climate change by removing harmful emissions from the air and protecting against soil erosion and flooding. They also provide vital habitats for wildlife and contribute to the mental and physical well-being of local communities by promoting outdoor exercise and reducing stress.
Charlie Cumming, Chief Executive of Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust, said, “The Arboretum at Leith Links is a great project made possible through the support of the Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh, the City of Edinburgh Council and Street Soccer Scotland. These trees will provide long and short-term benefits for the environment and improve the mental and physical well-being of local communities.”
Robbie Wood, Regional Manager Edinburgh for Street Soccer Scotland, added, “We are thrilled to be a part of this project and help plant the remaining trees in the Leith Links Arboretum. Our players use the links regularly, and it is fantastic to see its continued improvement.”
For more information about the project, visit the Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust website at elgt.org.uk.